TL1703 : London Colney: The Golden Lion public house

taken 9 years ago, near to London Colney, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

London Colney: The Golden Lion public house
London Colney: The Golden Lion public house
One of London Colney's public houses along its High Street, the etched glass windows and the grey tablet on the side at first floor level bear witness to the pub's previous owners, Trumans.

The 1881 Census recorded the following occupants:

Charles OAKLEY, Head of the Household, married, aged 60, born London Colney, Hertfordshire, occupation Gardener & Publican
Eliza OAKLEY, wife, aged 37, born Wendron, Cornwall
Sarah OAKLEY, daughter, unmarried, aged 25, born London Colney, Hertfordshire, General Servant
William OAKLEY, son, aged 1, born London Colney, Hertfordshire
Anne OAKLEY, granddaughter, aged 6 months, born London Colney, Hertfordshire

Update August 2011

A correspondent has written to say that the pub licence was first recorded in 1756 (please see Ted Banfield's book "Remember London Colney", 1985, ISBN 0 86023 254 9) and that the building is Grade II Listed. Information from the English Heritage listing says that the building dates from the late 17th Century but was altered in both the early and late 19th Century. It is the latter alterations which produced the distinctive front with the ground floor bay windows. Part of the building retains a timber frame. The building to the left of the pub is a hall added around 1900.
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Thursday, 27 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 28 March, 2008
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Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 179 039 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 179 039
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